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Blackwater Deceiver: Maxine and Blu

Blackwater Shorts, Book 2
Series: Blackwater Shorts, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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All Maxine needs is a name.

Just one piece of information could help Maxine mend a past mistake and let go of her broken past. That name she needs? Her father's murderer. Not because she harbors any tender feelings toward the bastard who beat her mother into a coma. She's desperate to know his last words.

She's steadily clawing down obstacles one lie, one trap at a time...until she encounters a brick wall without a single chink in it. Blu, the enforcer guarding the Blackwater Renegades MC's front door. A tattooed, mohawked mountain of muscle whose ice-blue gaze sets her belly on fire.

Blu's past shadows his future.

After fighting for his freedom in an underground fighting pit, Blu traded wrapped knuckles for a Blackwater Renegades cut. Now, he puts his bruised fists to good use against rival gangs.

When he's tasked with seducing Maxine, the enigmatic newcomer, to uncover her motives, Blu discovers there's more to this dagger-glaring, snark-spewing beauty than meets the eye. They share a deep well of unresolved pain that could make him drop his guard...and question his loyalties to the only people he's ever known as family.

Fair warning: This is not a book for listeners who can't handle cliffhangers.

©2018 Inger Iversen (P)2019 Inger Iversen

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Patrick's voice for Blue!!!

First of all, I love Inger Iversen's books. The road to HEA is never easy for her main characters. If they even get that. A lot of the times they are HFN.

I had already read Blackwater Deceiver when it first came out and fell in love with the characters of these shorts. The Blackwater series is kind of a spin-off from another one of Inger's series that I loved. None of the characters are ever perfect. That is perfection in itself. Blu and Maxine were both flawed but shared an attraction they couldn't act on. Both have pasts that they found hard to live with and I am as hooked on this story as I was with Mia and Smokey's story.

The narrators of this story. both Patrick and Adenrele did a great job bringing Blu and Maxine/Gypsy's characters to life. But, oh my goodness, Patrick's voice was so sexy and smooth and it sounded like that is exactly how Blu would sound if you heard him speak. Both narrators were awesome.

All in all, this was a great listen and I am glad I was fortunate enough to be given this book for my honest review.

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Loved this

I'm a reader who lives to read so this was different for me but it was an adventure.

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Such a great story!

I don't often listen to audiobooks because the narrators can sometimes ruin the feel of a book. That was not the case with this book.

First things first, the story... Blu is such a complex character. I was completely entranced in his backstory and am excited about the possibility of learning more about him. Maxine is an equally complex character with strong motivations and a relentless drive to go after what she wants. The two of them together … FIRE

Please keep in mind that this is a short. It was just enough to get me hooked and ready for a full length novel. I really want to be able to spend more time with the characters and see where the story takes us.

The narrators did a good job with the pace and tone and didn't distract me from what was going on with the book.

The only criticism I have is that foreign accents aren't for everyone. When the narrator tried to do the Spooky (Irish) character's voice she sounded more like a mix of Jamaican and something else. Overall though it was a great performance and I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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Really good story

I enjoyed this first part of Maxine and Blu’s story. I understand her need to invent the deception. However, Blu gave her more and now it seems that she found something only to lose it.

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Intrigued!

Inger has done it again. This was a well developed and written story. Just enough information in the beginning to get you hooked and just enough left out at the end to make you need to come back!

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This Blackwater Series is truly Awesome!

Maxine and Blu's story is outstanding! I enjoy learning about their backstory. It explains a lot. Inger Iversen always deliver. I love this sexy, hot, action packed story. Patrick Zeller and Adenrele Ojo's delivery was perfect! Can't wait for the continuation. 💗 Ty for sharing!

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Double cliffhanger

Overall I liked max and Blue’s story; however, I did not like Maxine. She was ridiculous! She was going to take on a MC but didn’t expect to break the law, to commit murder, to get hurt or worse. Are you kidding me. She is willing to do whatever to find a killer to get answers and then what. I get her motivation but geez Louise have some common sense. I am not mad at the author for portraying Max this way mainly because I work in corrections and see women who behave this way all the time, so they do exist. If this was a book I might have stopped reading because of her ridiculousness but the audiobook helped with the story and I will read the third installment just to see what happens with not only Max and Blue but also Mia and Spooky.

I received this audiobook free for an honest review.

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Loving the Blackwater MC!

A woman determined to unearth secrets the MC deems best to stay hidden. Maxine has decided that infiltrating the club will get her the answers she needs, what she didn’t plan on was the roadblock put in her path by the way of the sexiest blue haired biker she’d ever had the pleasure of meeting. Once her true reason for snooping around the MC is revealed Blue has to decide whether to end her or protect her.
I love Maxine and Blue ‘s story and how on the surface they seem so different but in reality are more alike than they ever thought. Their connection to one another is almost immediate but their paths and secrets won’t make it was for them . I can’t wait to see what’s up next for them, as this does end in a cliffhanger. The narrators are also very talented and helped to bring this story to life.

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A nice mix of violence and sex

I enjoyed this audiobook and I'd definitely listen to it again. Overall, I enjoyed Max and Blu's story; they had chemistry and the attraction seemed obvious from the beginning. I hope to find out more about who she's looking for and how she actually finds this person. It's a short story, but things still move at a decent pace, not rushed. It does connect the previous story and leads you into whatever will come next. I hope there can eventually be a happy ending for them.

I don't believe I've ever listened to any of Patrick Zeller's work, but he was good. I have listened to Adenrele Ojo, and she was also good. There were a few errors regarding the names of characters, but not enough to be a huge problem. Also, not so keen on the Irish accent during the few times it was utilized. However, that could be because I'm comparing it to the previous book/narrator.

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Great Book

Loved everything about this book. The characters are wonderful human and heartbreaking. Cliffhanger at end.